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Boffins upload worm's brain into a computer, teach it tricks

Suricou Raven

Good start.

Now map a leech - 10,000 neurons.

The mapping is a lot harder than the simulation. The c.elegans scan isn't taken from an individual - the species is unusual in having the position and connection of every neuron statically defined genetically, so they are all the same. It took a great many delicate dissections, each one uncovering a little more, to create a composite map.

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